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#StandUp for Education, Meals and Smiles!

(South Africa, 25 April 2017) Carrick Wealth, together with Signature of Hope Trust and Chris Bertish, launched their #StandUp campaign a few months ago. With the campaign running until the end of April, the organisers are urging all South Africans to get involved. The main purpose of the campaign is to mobilise South Africans to stand up and be counted – and in so doing assist in changing the lives of millions of children across Africa by donating funds towards the three beneficiaries of Chris Bertish’s Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) expedition.

To date, over R500 000 had already been raised via the SMS line and through direct donations, while the SUP Crossing project as a whole raised more than five million rand. Don’t miss your chance to be part of the campaign by contributing to assist at-risk kids across Africa!

Chris Bertish made history in March 2017 by completing the first ever solo, unsupported transatlantic SUP Crossing. Starting off from Morocco on December 6, 2016, he traversed 4,050nm/7,500km, paddling 2 million strokes across the Atlantic Ocean for 93 days.The SUP Crossing has been hailed one of the biggest sporting feats and has defied all expectations; however, Bertish’s quest was not only limited to crossing the Atlantic. His quest also aimed to create a sustainable legacy by raising funds for three chosen charities, namely the Signature of Hope Trust, Operation Smile SA and The Lunchbox Fund. With a target of raising over 20 million rand, the goal is to make the entire project a completely self-sustainable initiative by means of an annuity fund, specifically set up and managed by the Carrick Wealth Investment Committee, to establish recurring income for the beneficiaries. Working in conjunction with the beneficiaries, funds will be released on a regular basis, balancing operational requirements with capital protection.

The #StandUp campaign was created not only to assist Chris in reaching his goal, but to encourage the public to stand up and show support for these worthy causes. You can still get involved by either making a monetary contribution via the SMS line, or by getting the word out by creating your own personalised #StandUp sign or poster. Continue posting your sign or poster to social media with the status “I #StandUp for #TheSupCrossing. Include a short motivation and then encourage your followers to like, share and donate to The Sup Crossing initiative.

Several South African celebs have joined in and supported this amazing cause, including Jack Parow, Maps Maponyane, Cindy Nell, Pro-Verb, Angel Campey, Dalin Oliver, Guy McDonald, Irma G, Mishka Patel, Nicole de Silva and Rob van Vuuren – to mention a few.

How to donate:

  • SMS STANDUP to 42146.
  • SMS costs R30 each.
  • Network fees apply. Free SMS messages not applicable.
  • Funds donated will go directly towards The SUP Crossing beneficiaries.

#StandUp for #TheSUPCrossing alongside Carrick Wealth and Chris Bertish and share The SUP Crossing initiative with the world to raise funds and change the lives of millions of children across the African continent.

For more info on the #StandUp campaign visit the Signature of Hope Trust website:

For more details on Chris Bertish visit the following channels:

Carrick Wealth Website:

Confirmed campaign hashtags:

  • #StandUp
  • #TheSUPCrossing
  • #CarrickWealth
  • #SignatureOfHopeTrust
  • #OperationSmileSA
  • #TheLunchboxFund
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